In this picture two kids are carrying water home in plastic pails. The North Korean regime doesn’t allow these kinds of pictures.
They contradict the stories of well fed and prosperous citizens. Even though the photographer explained that poverty exists in every country, his own included, they did not want him to take it.
This photo shows a local street vendor with nothing unusual going on.
However, the picture may appear a bit dark, because the photographer was not asked not to use a flash to keep from scaring the citizens.
Shots of poverty are not approved by the North Korean regime but surprisingly shots of wealth are not approved either and they did not want this photograph of a Mercedes taken.
Such opulence does not fit in to their pseudo-socialist ideology.
A quick break
This picture of a soldier sleeping in a field played a big part in getting the photographer banned from North Korea for life.
If you are wondering why, firstly, it is illegal to take pictures of soldiers due to military security and secondly this does not make North Korean soldiers seem very intimidating.
Korea As seen on this map, the isolated country of North Korea believes it has rights over the entire Korean peninsula.
That is the reason a huge military arsenal, with nuclear weapons, stands pointed at South Korea at all times.